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  1. Dutch guideline-developing organizations do not focus systematically on differences between men and women when developing guidelines, even though there is increasing evidence that being male or female may have...

    Authors: Debby G Keuken, Joke A Haafkens, Marian J Hellema, Jako S Burgers and Clara J Moerman
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:35
  2. Although the study of research utilization is not new, there has been increased emphasis on the topic over the recent past. Science push models that are researcher driven and controlled and demand pull models ...

    Authors: Liane R Ginsburg, Steven Lewis, Lisa Zackheim and Ann Casebeer
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:34
  3. Gaps between research knowledge and practice have been consistently reported. Traditional ways of communicating information have limited impact on practice changes. Strategies to disseminate information need t...

    Authors: Dominique Acolet, Kim Jelphs, Deborah Davidson, Edward Peck, Felicity Clemens, Rosie Houston, Michael Weindling, John Lavis and Diana Elbourne
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:33
  4. In the past 15 years, knowledge translation in healthcare has emerged as a multifaceted and complex agenda. Theoretical and polemical discussions, the development of a science to study and measure the effects ...

    Authors: Mandi S Newton and Shannon Scott-Findlay
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:32
  5. For people with dementia, patient-centred care should involve timely explanation of the diagnosis and its implications. However, this is not routine. Theoretical models of behaviour change offer a generalisabl...

    Authors: Robbie Foy, Claire Bamford, Jillian J Francis, Marie Johnston, Jan Lecouturier, Martin Eccles, Nick Steen and Jeremy Grimshaw
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:31
  6. Childhood asthma is common in Cape Town, a province of South Africa, but is underdiagnosed by general practitioners. Medications are often prescribed inappropriately, and care is episodic. The objective of thi...

    Authors: Merrick Zwarenstein, Angeni Bheekie, Carl Lombard, George Swingler, Rodney Ehrlich, Martin Eccles, Michael Sladden, Sandra Pather, Jeremy Grimshaw and Andrew D Oxman
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:30
  7. Health care practice based on research evidence requires that evidence is synthesised, and that recommendations based on this evidence are implemented. It also requires an intermediate step: translating synthe...

    Authors: Susan Michie, Jessica Berentson-Shaw, Stephen Pilling, Gene Feder, Paul Dieppe, Rosalind Raine, Francoise Cluzeau, Phil Alderson and Simon Ellis
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:29
  8. Despite the development of several models of care delivery for patients with chronic illness, consistent improvements in outcomes have not been achieved. These inconsistent results may be less related to the c...

    Authors: Luci K Leykum, Jacqueline Pugh, Valerie Lawrence, Michael Parchman, Polly H Noël, John Cornell and Reuben R McDaniel Jr
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:28
  9. Biomedical research constantly produces new findings, but these are not routinely incorporated into health care practice. Currently, a range of interventions to promote the uptake of emerging evidence are avai...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Marie Johnston, Susan Hrisos, Jill Francis, Jeremy Grimshaw, Nick Steen and Eileen F Kaner
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:27
  10. Psychological models can be used to understand and predict behaviour in a wide range of settings. However, they have not been consistently applied to health professional behaviours, and the contribution of dif...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Marie Johnston, Nick Steen, Nigel B Pitts, Ruth Thomas, Elizabeth Glidewell, Graeme Maclennan, Debbie Bonetti and Anne Walker
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:26
  11. The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) supports chart audit as a method to track competency in Practice-Based Learning and Improvement. We examined whether peer chart audits performed ...

    Authors: Lisa J Staton, Suzanne M Kraemer, Sangnya Patel, Gregg M Talente and Carlos A Estrada
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:24
  12. There is increasing evidence that clinical guidelines can lead to improvements in clinical care. However, they are not self-implementing. While educational outreach visits may improve prescribing behaviour, th...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Ian N Steen, Paula M Whitty and Lesley Hall
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:23
  13. Laboratory services have a central role in supporting screening, diagnosis, and management of patients. The increase in chronic disease management in primary care for conditions such as diabetes mellitus requi...

    Authors: Robbie Foy, Gillian Hawthorne, Ian Gibb, Martin P Eccles, Nick Steen, Susan Hrisos, Trevor White, Bernard L Croal and Jeremy M Grimshaw
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:22
  14. Achieving evidence-based practice in health care is integral to the drive for quality improvement in the National Health Service in the UK. Encapsulated within this policy agenda are challenges inherent in lea...

    Authors: Sharon Hamilton, Susan McLaren and Anne Mulhall
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:21
  15. The Research-Based Education and Quality Improvement (ReBEQI) European partnership aims to establish a framework and provide practical tools for the selection, implementation, and evaluation of quality improve...

    Authors: Elie A Akl, Shaun Treweek, Robbie Foy, Jill Francis and Andrew D Oxman
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:19
  16. There are many examples of physicians using treatments inappropriately, despite clear evidence about the circumstances under which the benefits of such treatments outweigh their harms. When such over- or under...

    Authors: Jamie C Brehaut, Roy Poses, Kaveh G Shojania, Alison Lott, Malcolm Man-Son-Hing, Elise Bassin and Jeremy Grimshaw
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:18
  17. Policies and procedures (P&Ps) have been suggested as one possible strategy for moving research evidence into practice among nursing staff in hospitals. Research in the area of P&Ps is limited, however. This p...

    Authors: Janet E Squires, Donna Moralejo and Sandra M LeFort
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:17
  18. Clinical interventions based on collaborative models require effective communication between primary care providers (PCPs) and collaborative support teams. Despite growing interest in collaborative care, we ha...

    Authors: Steven K Dobscha, Ruth Q Leibowitz, Jennifer A Flores, Melanie Doak and Martha S Gerrity
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:16
  19. There has been considerable interest recently in developing and evaluating interventions to increase research use by clinicians. However, most work has focused on medical practices; and nursing is not well rep...

    Authors: David S Thompson, Carole A Estabrooks, Shannon Scott-Findlay, Katherine Moore and Lars Wallin
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:15
  20. Monitoring and Messaging Devices (MMDs) are telehealth systems used by patients in their homes, and are designed to promote patient self-management, patient education, and clinical monitoring and follow-up act...

    Authors: Faith P Hopp, Mary M Hogan, Peter A Woodbridge and Julie C Lowery
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:14
  21. The Competing Values Framework (CVF) has been widely used in health services research to assess organizational culture as a predictor of quality improvement implementation, employee and patient satisfaction, a...

    Authors: Christian D Helfrich, Yu-Fang Li, David C Mohr, Mark Meterko and Anne E Sales
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:13
  22. Routine oral examination (ROE) refers to periodic monitoring of the general and oral health status of patients. In most developed Western countries a decreasing prevalence of oral diseases underpins the need f...

    Authors: Theodorus G Mettes, Wil JM van der Sanden, Michel Wensing, Richard PTM Grol and Alphons JM Plasschaert
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:12
  23. Assessing the quality of primary care is becoming a priority in national healthcare agendas. Audit and feedback on healthcare quality performance indicators can help improve the quality of care provided. In so...

    Authors: Paul J Nietert, Andrea M Wessell, Ruth G Jenkins, Chris Feifer, Lynne S Nemeth and Steven M Ornstein
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:11
  24. Evaluations of interventions to improve implementation of guidelines have failed to produce a clear pattern of results favouring a particular method. While implementation depends on clinicians and managers cha...

    Authors: Susan Michie, Stephen Pilling, Philippa Garety, Paula Whitty, Martin P Eccles, Marie Johnston and Jemma Simmons
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:8
  25. Following the introduction of a computerised diabetes register in part of the northeast of England, care initially improved but then plateaued. We therefore enhanced the existing diabetes register to address t...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Paula M Whitty, Chris Speed, Ian N Steen, Alessandra Vanoli, Gillian C Hawthorne, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Linda J Wood and David McDowell
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:6
  26. Despite recent high-quality evidence for their cost-effectiveness, thiazides are underused for controlling hypertension. The goal of this study was to design and test a practice-based intervention aimed at inc...

    Authors: Carol M Ashton, Myrna M Khan, Michael L Johnson, Annette Walder, Elizabeth Stanberry, Rebecca J Beyth, Tracie C Collins, Howard S Gordon, Paul Haidet, Barbara Kimmel, Anna Kolpakchi, Lee B Lu, Aanand D Naik, Laura A Petersen, Hardeep Singh and Nelda P Wray
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:5
  27. Physicians in Canadian emergency departments (EDs) annually treat 185,000 alert and stable trauma victims who are at risk for cervical spine (C-spine) injury. However, only 0.9% of these patients have suffered...

    Authors: Ian G Stiell, Jeremy Grimshaw, George A Wells, Doug Coyle, Howard J Lesiuk, Brian H Rowe, Robert J Brison, Michael John Schull, Jacques Lee and Catherine M Clement
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:4
  28. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an expected approach to improving the quality of patient care and service delivery in health care systems internationally that is yet to be realized. Given the current evidence...

    Authors: Cheryl B Stetler, Judith Ritchie, Joanne Rycroft-Malone, Alyce Schultz and Martin Charns
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:3
  29. The public sector delivery of male circumcision in the only public sector hospital in Soweto, South Africa was examined to gauge local capacity to deliver this procedure as an intervention for prevention of HI...

    Authors: Guy de Bruyn, Martin D Smith, Glenda E Gray, James A McIntyre, Russell Wesson, Gary Dos Passos and Neil A Martinson
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:2
  30. Canadian funding agencies are no longer content to support research that solely advances scientific knowledge, and key directives are now in place to promote research transfer to policy- and decision-makers. T...

    Authors: Mandi S Newton, Carole A Estabrooks, Peter Norton, Judy M Birdsell, Adeniyi J Adewale and Richard Thornley
    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:1
  31. There are increasing numbers of randomised trials and systematic reviews examining the efficacy of interventions designed to bring about a change in clinical practice. The findings of this research are being u...

    Authors: Sharon Hakkennes and Sally Green
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:29
  32. Implementation research is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of clinical research findings into routine clinical practice. Several interventions have been shown to be effective i...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Susan Hrisos, Jill Francis, Eileen F Kaner, Heather O Dickinson, Fiona Beyer and Marie Johnston
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:28
  33. This paper outlines the principal characteristics of a learning organisation and the organisational features that define it. It then compares these features with the organisational conditions that currently ob...

    Authors: Rod Sheaff and David Pilgrim
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:27
  34. Disease self-management programs have been a popular approach to reducing morbidity and mortality from chronic disease. Replicating an evidence-based disease management program successfully requires practition...

    Authors: Karen M Perrin, Somer Goad Burke, Danielle O'Connor, Gary Walby, Claire Shippey, Seraphine Pitt, Robert J McDermott and Melinda S Forthofer
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:26
  35. Diabetes is a common disease with self-management a key aspect of care. Large prospective trials have shown that maintaining glycated hemoglobin less than 7% greatly reduces complications but translating this ...

    Authors: Mary Margaret Huizinga, Ayumi Shintani, Stephanie Michon, Anne Brown, Kathleen Wolff, Laurie Shackleford, Elaine Boswell King, Rebecca Pratt Gregory, Dianne Davis, Renee Stiles, Tebeb Gebretsadik, Kong Chen, Russell Rothman, James W Pichert, David Schlundt and Tom A Elasy
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:24
  36. Facilitation has been identified in the literature as a potentially key component of successful implementation. It has not, however, either been well-defined or well-studied. Significant questions remain about...

    Authors: Cheryl B Stetler, Marcia W Legro, Joanne Rycroft-Malone, Candice Bowman, Geoffrey Curran, Marylou Guihan, Hildi Hagedorn, Sandra Pineros and Carolyn M Wallace
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:23
  37. This paper describes the process used to develop an integrated set of culturally sensitive, evidence-based counselling tools (job aids) by using qualitative participatory research. The aim of the intervention ...

    Authors: Sebalda C Leshabari, Peggy Koniz-Booher, Anne N Åstrøm, Marina M de Paoli and Karen M Moland
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:22
  38. Case management has emerged as a promising alternative approach to supplement traditional one-on-one sessions between patients and doctors for improving the quality of care in chronic diseases such as coronary...

    Authors: Jun Ma, Ky-Van Lee, Kathy Berra and Randall S Stafford
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:21
  39. Health services and population health innovations advance when knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) occurs among researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and consumers using high-quality evidence. However, f...

    Authors: Cameron D Norman and Tim Huerta
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:20
  40. A randomised trial of a multifaceted intervention for improving adherence to clinical practice guidelines for the pharmacological management of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia increased prescribing of th...

    Authors: Atle Fretheim, Kari Håvelsrud and Andrew D Oxman
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:19
  41. Telehealth, as other information and communication technologies (ICTs) introduced to support the delivery of health care services, is considered as a means to answer many of the imperatives currently challengi...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Julie Duplantie, Jean-Paul Fortin and Réjean Landry
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:18
  42. Effective interventions prepare patients for making values-sensitive health decisions by helping them become informed and clarifying their values for each of the options. However, patient decision support inte...

    Authors: Dawn Stacey, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Annette M O'Connor and Ian D Graham
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:17
  43. Shared decision-making is advocated because of its potential to improve the quality of the decision-making process for patients and ultimately, patient outcomes. However, current evidence suggests that shared ...

    Authors: Karine Gravel, France Légaré and Ian D Graham
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:16
  44. Despite the availability of clinical guidelines for the management of low back pain (LBP), there continues to be wide variation in general practitioners' (GPs') referral rates for lumbar spine x-ray (LSX). Thi...

    Authors: Rachel Baker, Jan Lecouturier and Senga Bond
    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:15

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